UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48 Posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4360 times:
I'm a non-smoker (at least when it comes to tobacco ), but some of my cow-orkers claim that cigars aren't bad for your health as
a) the smoke isn't inhaled (like Clinton use to do )
b) there's no nicotine in cigars (I find that hard to believe)
What's the truth here ?
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Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21652 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4249 times:
As far as I remember, pipes will get you a lower lung cancer rate, but a much higher rate of tongue cancer and related forms. Again, there´s usually no filter in pipes.
There is no "harmless" way of smoking I´m aware of.
Splitzer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4243 times:
Have just done this in Biology soo here goes
The pipes are going to be just as bad - tobacco smokes contains carcinogens in the smoke - which basically get transported around the body in the blood stream from the lungs to every single cell! So the reality is it doesn't matter if you touch the tobacco, because the stuff that kills you still gets around your body.
Another point (from my Biology teacher) is if you extracted all the Nicotine in a typical cigarette and injected it, it would stop your heart and kill you - luckily much of the Nicotine isn't absorbed.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4244 times:
Likewise with smokeless chewing tobacco/snuff. Higher mouth mechanics cancer rates. It appears there are no "safe" tobacco products irrespective of how you use them. That these products are large tax revenue producers probably insures their availability for a long time, though. Regards...Jack